Several students studying, some on their own and others collaboratively, in the first floor tower room of the library

Building Policies & Guidelines

  • As a private college library, the Champlain College Library, the facility, its resources, and services, are for the use of Champlain students, faculty, and staff members. Others may use the facility in conjunction with official college events and programs. Use of computers and other technology is specifically restricted to current affiliates of the college. These policies are designed to maximize the availability and usage of the library in support of the academic mission of the college and are necessary to remain in compliance with licensed products.

    All library patrons are expected to conduct themselves appropriately and to be respectful of the purpose and mission of the library and the college. The Library and the College reserve the right to restrict any individual from entering or remaining in the library in cases where such usage would be disruptive or counter to the academic nature of the library, or to the comfort, security, and safety of college affiliates.

  • Champlain College Miller Information Commons/Library Filming Guidelines
    From time to time, students or faculty/staff request permission to film in Miller Information Commons. This can become an issue because such filming has at times been intimidating or disruptive for library patrons, and has impeded library access.

    For these reasons, please be aware of the following policies.

    • A current Champlain faculty/staff supervisor must coordinate any film project affecting Miller Information Commons or the Library, including procuring any required releases.
    • All filming times must be pre-approved, and must be scheduled during regular library open hours. The request must include a specific location within the library; if the request is approved, filming must be limited to that location.
    • Film crew must check in at the front desk on arrival.
    • No disruptive noise, including music, sound effects, yelling, etc. Any dialog must be respectful.
    • Any special lighting can’t disrupt other patrons or staff. Library staff cannot adjust normal library lighting to accommodate filming.
    • Don’t move furniture, books, or other materials. If books are needed as props, contact the front desk; they will select/provide them. Any books used must also be returned to the front desk.
    • Filming in the bookstacks is prohibited because of the tight space and potential for disrupting other patrons.
    • Don’t film people without their knowledge and consent.
    • Any film project violating these guidelines or engaging in any other disruptive behaviors will be asked to leave immediately.

    Note: From time to time, staff members from Champlain College’s Marketing Department, President’s Office, or Library may be seen filming within Miller Information Commons. This filming is being done in an official capacity as part of their work for the College.

  • Food and drink are allowed in the library. There is a vending machine in the first floor Tower Room. If you make a mess please clean it up, and please be considerate of others in terms of strong smells and loud crinkling and crunching. This is everyone’s library.

  • As a courtesy to all library users, please set mobile device notifications to silent or vibrate. Please be respectful of others when making calls and avoid public areas. The main stairwell may seem ideal, but the acoustics are such that conversations can be heard throughout the building. Calls can be made and received in the public phone areas (ground and third floors), in the study rooms, or outside the building.

  • Indoor smoking is banned in all College buildings. Outdoor smoking is banned on central campus (Aiken Lawn and the Rozendaal Courtyard, CCM Promenade), Finney Quad, and within 25 feet of all entries, residence hall entries, outdoor air intakes, and operable windows. This includes the third-floor patio of the library. Smoking is permitted at all times in the gazebo located on the corner of Maple Street and Summit Street. This policy applies to all forms of smoking and use of any nicotine delivery device that has not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (this includes e-cigarettes). Campus Public Safety may confiscate devices. Behavior inconsistent with this policy will be documented.